TP4 Narrative tenses
To provide a review and practice of narrative tenses in the context of flight and airport stories. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to clarify the use of narrative tenses and use them properly being able to identify key words that differentiate them.
To encourage students to identify grammar structures and use them properly in real life when having conversations about stories.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
I will play a video for students about two flight attendants telling stories during flights and using narrative tenses fluently. ・I will ask them: Have you had any good or bad story related to flights or airports? Students will share their answers as a group.
The students will have the opportunity to read a text and test their knowledge about narrative tenses. Individually they will read and solve the task selecting what they believe are the correct answers. Feedback:
We will be working on MFP using the sentences they already solved in the test task. We will be reviewing the structures and key words that differentiate narrative tenses. CCQs . Is the past simple an action that is completely finished? Yes . Is the past continuous an action that is interrupted by another?. Yes . What´s the difference between PP and PPC? PPC it is an action that was happening at a certain time in the past and normally we say for how long it last. . Which key words can we use to identify the PPC? For and since. . Which words can we use to identify past continuous? when , while, etc... . What is the structure we use for past simple? We use subject + past simple form of verb ( usually ED ending for regular verbs). I will show the students a timeline and I will go through the explanation of the tenses. I will also show the affirmative, negative and questions structures. *Depending on the questions the students have at this stage I would pair them to play a game with statements about the tenses.
Students will solve a task individually. They will work on a game with eight statements where narrative tenses are mixed. ・this task is similar to the first test task. ICQs: ・Are you going to do this individually or in pairs?-individually Feedback We will go through the answers together.
1. Students will be asked to share in pairs their experiences related to air traveling , they will be encouraged to use narrative tenses. I will share a short story about air traveling to encourage them to use narrative tenses and use them all when narrating stories. ICQs: ・Are you going to give your personal opinion? Yes! ・What kind of language do we intend to use? narrative tenses. .Are you going to use just past simple? No, the four of them.
- I will conclude the topic emphasizing asking three questions about the use of narrative tenses. How often do you use them? Is there any tense you might include more when speaking? Did you use all of them?... Why, why not? - I will use jamboard to highlight some errors that students made during the speaking activity and gets students to correct them. - I ask if there are any questions left. If there are, I address them.